Math Based Bragging Breakfast

The January Bragging Breakfast was hosted by the Northwest Vista College Math and Engineering department, in which several math faculty entertained the audience with little-known math secrets.

Eddie Bishop showed us how there’s a 50 percent probability that out of 23 people, at least two will have the same birthday month and date. Christy Babu showed us how to pick the right door in case we are ever on a game show to win the car behind the door. He demonstrated that when the hosts asks you, do you want to stay at your choice or choose the other door, there’s a winning probability of switching your choice will win the car. .


  • NVC President Dr. Ric Baser asked for positive thoughts as he, NVC Vice President Debi Gaitan and Anna Harwin of the Math faculty travel to Orlando the last weekend in January to compete for the prestigious Bellwether Award. He said while Alamo Colleges has won in the past, this will be the first time any of the Alamo Colleges has competed in the academic category.
  • On Feb. 6, NVC leadership will also take part in an interview for the Aspen Award, which comes with a $1 million purse. The interview represents NVC made it to the second round!
  • The Dell printers throughout the campus will be replaced on Feb. 12-13 with new HP printers.
  • The NVC community is invited to participate in a Strategic Planning Input Session on Feb. 6 from 5-7 pm; Feb. 16 from noon to 1:30 pm or Feb. 20 from 9:30 to 11 am. The event’s format allows you to come-and-go during the time most convenient to you. To learn more about it, go to this link.
  • The Vista Hunger Relief Drive is still going on and every dollar donated will help feed a student. It’s estimated that two out of three students are considered food insecure. You can donate at
  • Fiesta is fast approaching and make sure to get your NVC Fiesta Medal on sale now at the NVC bookstore for just $10. Medals from 2017 are only $5.


  • Ellie Francis Breivogel and John Bruno received the Excellence in Teaching awards in the adjunct instructor category.
  • Lynne Dean has been elected as president of the San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

  • Dustyn Taylor earned his BBA from Texas A&M SA, and was accepted into the MBA Masters program at Schreiner University.
  • Pamela Carrizales received the NVC Employee of the Month award for January.
  • The Wildcat Spirit Award went to the Student Success Advising Team Support Specialists: Tanya Munoz, Graciela Sanchez, Angelica Acosta, Katherine Ortiz, and Stephanie Maldonado.

To view the breakfast, visit this link.


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